Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

You would normally be expected to have a good honours degree (i.e. upper second or first class) in Sport Science, Dietetics or Nutrition.

However, applications are also welcomed from students with other relevant degrees and/or considerable applied experience.

Practical applied experience in sports nutrition and/or an obvious desire to pursue a career in sports nutrition is essential.

In addition, international students should hold IELTS English language at a minimum of 6.5 or equivalent.

Entry requirements (International)

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The School of Sport and Exercise Science is home to world-leading research, and this Sport Nutrition Masters programme is taught by academics dedicated to developing scientific research into athlete-centred nutrition and extending our contemporary understanding of exercise metabolism.

  • Complete this masters in one year (full time)
  • A unique blend of theoretical science and applied skills taught by world leading academics engaged in nutritional consultancy with world leading sports organisations
  • Staff currently provide nutrition support to Premiership Football, Super League Rugby League, European Rugby Union, professional golfers, professional jockeys, professional and amateur boxers, Team Sky Cycling, British Ski and Snowboard, Professional and Track Cycling, UK Anti Doping and many more
  • Course is accredited by SENr, allowing graduates direct entry onto the SENr Graduate register
  • ISAK body composition qualification
  • Applied placement mentored by academic staff engaged in applied consultancy
The course is fully accredited by SENr, allowing Graduates direct entry onto the SENr Graduate register.
We welcome applications from those who want to dedicate their postgraduate study to the application and advancement of athlete-centred practice and research application. At our world-leading School of Sport and Exercise Science, you will explore a philosophy of critical understanding in fundamental sport nutrition and exercise metabolism which will underpin your applied training modules. Leading-edge research and applied practice are central to our ongoing goals for your professional development.
To be a successful sport nutritionist we believe it is essential to study and understand classical and contemporary exercise metabolism research, and then translate this information into athlete-centered nutrition advice.
On successful completion of the course, you will understand how to deal with complex issues within nutrition, both systematically and creatively, and make sound judgements in the absence of incomplete data. You will also develop essential skills in communicating and implementing your recommendations for clients as well as specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Your tutors have extensive experience of delivering sports nutrition in a range of high level, professional and community sport organisations. These links provide excellent opportunities for research and applied placements where you can explore theory-to-practice links. To boost your employability after completing the course, you will be able to secure professional accreditation with ISAK providing you meet the required entrance qualifications.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090